I didn’t do Kara last night. I had the opportunity to.. but it turns out we already had 3 healers in the raid. Suddenly West Kingdom is overrun with healers (we didn’t even have all of the healers logged in). Instead I took the night to play Lilac. My goal is to get her to 70 so that she can be my “DPS” toon. So I can still play when an additional healer isn’t necessary.
If I had to declare a “main” right now I guess I’d have to say Tatia my Holy Paladin is my main. That is if you define main as “your most progressed toon that is in demand when you run instances”. I heal. I’m good at it. I have more fun playing Lilac, my affliction warlock. Currently it’s harder to play Lilac. There are more buttons and big bangs on Lilac. BUT Lilac isn’t yet 70.. and definitely isn’t as geared as Tatia.
West Kingdom currently has seven players with healers as their main (Zynnia, Weaver, Ireena, Ginomi, Tatia, Validor, Khoss). That’s a lot of healers. Especially when you consider that we only have 19 players with 70s in the guild.
One of the problems facing West Kingdom is that we don’t really have any “mains” that are tanks. Gongniu is our main tank.. but he has suggested that he would rather be playing his Warlock. Amellea is our main off-tank.. but he has suggested that he’d rather respec back to healing. All the other tanks are someone’s alts.
DPS mains: Krullwyn, Sibiy, Raouen, Fynriss, Odisia, Spiralla, Shoktul, Erasmmus, Resqme
This has put us in the rather odd position of rotating a lot of alts through our Kara runs. This has allowed Gongniu to play his non-tanking toons and has somewhat tamped down the impatience of the guild to see progression (it’s ok to still be in Kara if my alt can do the run and get the gear she needs). Unfortunately this also has caused us to stall out on and fail to kill some bosses that we should already have. Our mains can slam-dunk Aran.. but if you sub in 1-2 alts then suddenly your dps is lower.. and the players have lower expertise with the class they’re playing.
I don’t know the cure for this. Well actually I do.. the cure would be to recruit into the guild players who LOVE to tank and want to play all the time. Then we could buzz right through Kara and move on to the other dungeons. BUT since that’s not going to happen I guess I’ll just be another person leveling up an alt.
On anther subject, I know it’s a little bit late.. but here’s my valentine poem for you. I didn’t write it.. but I did laugh.
Roses are #FF0000
Violets are #0000FF
All my base
Are belong to you
Yes, I’m a geek, why do you ask?